OpenAthens Testing

Your Library and Learning Resources (L&LR) team will be testing OpenAthens, one of our methods of authenticating your access to our eResources on:

  • Thursday 19th December 8am to 9am

During the tests when you access L&LR eResources using OpenAthens you will be  presented with the following screen:

Click on BCU API for access to eResources during the tests

For access to our eResources please choose the option labelled BCU API.

OpenAthens Tests

Your Library and Learning Resources (L&LR) team will be testing OpenAthens, one of our methods of authenticating your access to our eResources on:

  • Thursday 17th October 8am to 9am
  • Thursday 24th October 8am to 9am

During the tests when you access L&LR eResources using OpenAthens you will be  presented with the following screen:

Click on BCU API for access to eResources during the tests

For access to our eResources please choose the option labelled BCU API.

The Birmingham Triennial Musical Festivals

We have been looking at a collection of Birmingham Musical Festival programmes in our Conservatoire Archive.

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The first Birmingham Musical Festival took place in 1768 and was performed at St. Phillip’s Church (now Birmingham Cathedral) to raise funds for the construction of a new General Hospital.  From 1784, it became the Birmingham Triennial Musical Festival, running performances every three years.  The aim of the festivals continued to be to raise funds for the Birmingham General Hospital.  Early Festivals were performed in St. Phillip’s Church or the Theatre Royal in New Street but due to popularity, soon outgrew these venues.

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Getting started in the library

 

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Library staff will be holding Welcome events in first few weeks (23rd September – 18th October) to help you with any library related questions in the library.

 

Days and Times:

 

Day Time Location
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 11am to 12pm Curzon Library
Wednesday 12pm to 1pm Margaret Street Library
Wednesday 12pm to 1pm St Paul’s Library
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday 11am to 12pm Mary Seacole Library

 Library things that will help you during your course:

  • Birmingham City University has four libraries: Curzon, Mary Seacole, School of Art and School of Jewellery. Each contain a wealth of printed material to support courses taught at the respective campus.
  • Attend a library tour – to find out the location of your books
  • Make a note of your library PIN – you will need this to take books out of the library
  • Find the best space for you to study in the library
  • Meet the Customer Services Team (which include Advisors, Supervisors and Librarians) at the Library Help Desk – they are a friendly bunch
  • Have a look as your online subject guide for subject specific resources and to find out who your librarians are

^ Posted on behalf of Janet Fox and Huizhe Jin, Customer Services Team

OpenAthens Tests

Your Library and Learning Resources (L&LR) team will be testing OpenAthens, one of our methods of authenticating your access to our eResources on:

  • Wednesday 21st August 8am to 9am
  • Tuesday 27th August 8am to 9am
  • Friday 30th August 8am to 9am

During the tests when you access a L&LR eResource using OpenAthens you will be  presented with the following screen:

Click on BCU API for access to eResources during the tests

For access to our eResources please choose the option labelled BCU API.